El 01-11-2015 11:59, Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster escribió:
- "ordinary end user"(tm) People will trademark anything these days.
What's next? "the water is blue" or "the >sun rises in the east"?
The trademark is not everything, but I think it does not matter if there
are many office products (software) and these are proprietary software,
free, open source, etc., as long as they respect all the ODF standard
and can interoperate with each other. The end user choose the software
you want to use.
- MS Office claim to support LibreOffice's ODF LibreOffice does not own
the rights to ODF formats, but it uses >THE International Standard
format[s] that is the Open Document Format. As I understand it, MS
Office does not >support it fully with its newer versions. MS wanted
their OOXML open format to be the ISO format, but ODF was >chosen
Unfortunately the "Office Open XML" format is an ECMA standard
and ISO/IEC standard
Furthermore, there is a lack regarding the use of standard office
formats MS Office and LibreOffice.
- By default, LibreOffice saves documents in extended OpenDocument
format (advanced versions of the standard in the future will become the
Therefore, if you want to operate in a better way with other
applications, you must configure LibreOffice to save documents in the
strict OpenDocument format
- On the other hand, MS Office supports the strict Open Document format
(implementation is bad anyway) and works with the OOXML standard.
However, MS Office save document in OOXML transitional format and (I do
not know if can be configured to save in strict OOXML format.). In
addition, there is much inconsistency between OOXML formats because each
version of MS Office saves documents in a different format (draft?) and
that brings chaos.
- Breaking this business model by a free and open and simplier document
standard is the one and only reason why >LibreOffice exists.
The open and free format already exists since 2006 (ODF), but as I said,
Microsoft and the imposition of its format has managed to become a
double standard and for more, prevents proper implementation for
alternatives (through drafts , proprietary fonts, etc.) for users to
prefer your product.
Another reason is the fact that I find LibreOffice easier to use than
the newest version of MS Office's trial >versions, since I cannot
afford to buy it.
Each user has the ability to choose. For me, WPS office
(https://www.wps.com)would be a good option if you will support the
Also, I do not think ODF is a simpler document format. It can
create/save documents in a much more complex >design than I will ever
use myself. Being "open source", there are people in the community that
are looking for >ways to improve the way ODF does it job and ways to
add more formatting options to ODF so it will continue to >give the
software designers more formatting options for their users.
I agree. Now the problem for developers is that there are two standard
formats and each choose to implement.
For me the future is LibreOffice, but who knows ... some time ago for me
was the future OpenOffice.org.
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